What to look for when looking for a lawyer
When “shopping around” for a lawyer, what should you actually be looking for?
Many law firms have a lot of the same messaging on their site: a list of services and sometimes a personal anecdote about the lawyer (and sometimes both written in that dry, legal jargon!).
At the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter, we know that our website is like a business card, but our business is in conversation. That to say that many of our clients are unsure and confused about the legal process and their place in it, until they have a conversation with us.
Working with a lawyer depends a lot on a foundation of trust and built rapport, to have those authentic conversations that address your concerns and help you move forward with your case. Choosing a lawyer is a big deal, because you don’t just need the right type of lawyer, you need the right lawyer.
That’s why getting on the phone quickly can be the best way to get direct answers to your most pressing concerns and see how you’re treated in the process.
Scheduling a consultation is also a great way to weed out your options based on specialty, availability relative to your urgency, and general compatibility.
The truth is that today, you can align yourself with legal representation that reflects your political views and / or sexual orientation because these are now specialities in the law, and this is powerful. It’s possible to have a lawyer who will understand the nuances in the law for minority communities.
Our firm provides family law services for LGBT individuals and other marginalized families in the Pineville, NC area. Give us a call today to schedule a personalized consultation with Janice to discuss your needs.
Common Questions About Working with a Lawyer
Usually, hiring a lawyer comes at a difficult time in your life. If you have been looking for a law firm to help you with a legal issue, you may have many questions about the impending process. We have answered a few questions about our law firm below to help you out.
What type of law does your firm practice?
Our law firm mainly focuses on family law. So, whether you have plans to get a divorce, need help devising a child custody plan, or want to fight for visitation rights as a grandparent, we can help.
When should I set up a consultation?
You should set up a consultation at any point as you work through a legal issue. However, we recommend turning to us at the onset of the situation to benefit from our guidance at the beginning and throughout the process.
How do you keep your clients updated?
We regularly communicate with our clients over the phone, through email, and with in-person meetings. We will update you in whatever way is most convenient for your schedule.
How much experience does your firm have?
We have been serving clients in the area for over 30 years. Our firm is one of the most sought-after law firms in the area thanks to this experience and the level of legal service we provide to our clients.
Why should I hire your firm?
On top of our experience, we are diligent and compassionate. We know dealing with a legal issue is never easy, and our role in the process is to ease a portion of your burden.